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Varanasi is considered the oldest holy city on earth and it was there, more than 2500 years, the Buddha gave to the world his Eightfold Path. But even before and after the enlightened prince, was always the most important meeting place (tirthas) between men and gods, a powerful spiritual energy center, suitable for yogis reach Samadhi or superconscious state.
Millions of Hindus, Buddhists and jaimistas have been attracted from time immemorial to this spiritual center known by three names: Kasi (La Ciudad de la Luz), Varanasi (free from sin) and Varanasi, the most modern, which means that purifies faults, ensuring the eternal salvation for Hindus.
Ayanta is a town in India located in the vast plateau of Maharashtra, world famous for a deep, winding gorge of black basalt cliff in a semicircle about eighty or a hundred feet high, are 30 caves with intricate portals reminiscent Petra.
It seems that the caves were excavated early in the second century BC and the latest data of the seventh century AD. Buddhist monks and teachers unknown chiseled basalt quarry for many years to mimic the temples of the time while anonymous artists shaped in their walls, walls that have astonished by its quality, color and perfection.
The thirty caves are five shrines (chaytanias) and twenty monasteries (viharas), where the monks spent the monsoon months removed were used for nine centuries until, in the Middle Ages, were abruptly abandoned to oblivion without nobody knew for sure why, but it is suspected that the tigers were probably abundant in the region by that time, the cause of abandonment.
If there is anything that characterizes all the cuisine of India is its unmistakable fragrance and heavy use of spices in each of their dishes. Many of them are seasoned with ground spices approximately 25 existing in the country.
The traditional cuisine of India is the main food of rice, atta, a kind of wheat flour used for bread making, and about five dozen varieties of pulses. But the elements that give the cuisine of India is its own brand of spices. The most used are the curry is a blend of spices such as coriander, turmeric, ginger, cardamom, nutmeg and poppy seeds, garam masala and also a combination of different spices such as saffron, cloves, cinnamon and cardamom. Also widely used yogurt mixed with various spices.
If thinking the same thing and can not remember any place that sends cold stress through the body, then you have not thought of India as yet. No place is so charming, so vibrant, so alive as India.
After each year millions of tourists who come to this country, India has become one of the safest choices for travelers. India is known for its hospitality, and people here consider tourists as people sent by the gods.
But still it is suggested that before choosing India holiday packages, absorbing the deeper knowledge of the customs and culture of the country. In some aspects India is conservative. So to avoid damage to the puppy by the Indians improve your knowledge about different aspects of the country.
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